Lucidchart diagrams AND collaborates
Lori Lorenz | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 21, 2019

Lucidchart diagrams AND collaborates

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We use Lucidchart for creating all internal diagrams such as org-charts and process flowcharts. Did you know that you can't use Visio on a Macintosh? Some of our team have Macs and some have PCs. Everyone needs to use the same tool to share work. Lucidchart is cross-platform so we can collaborate. Using Lucidchart solves the problem of keeping details up to date from any computer and not needing to use a locally installed application. One person can create the diagrams and everyone else can view them or make changes from the online account.
  • Auto Save rocks. I don't worry about losing my work. I can still save after a change. When I work with a team member who isn't in the office, I have them refresh to see changes immediately.
  • Arrows rule. The snap to grid plus setting the arrow format makes creating straight lines easy for my flow charts.
  • Layers matter. When I print or publish my charts, not everything on the page is included. I can hide a layer at a time to print only what I need. It also helps when I only need to edit one layer and I can hide everything else to easily select items as a group.
  • Specifying an exact color for lines, backgrounds, or text is not easy. It would be great to be able to enter a 6 character HEX code. Matching brand colors is important when presenting charts to management or clients.
  • Lucidchart is a software as a service (SaaS) subscription so I pay only for the seats I am actively using and can scale up or down as needed.
  • Lucidchart keeps my data in the cloud and safe from local interruptions to my service. If I need to work from home during a snowstorm, I can still get to my project with no downtime.
Lucidchart is so much faster than Adobe Illustrator to build consistent shapes and diagrams for org charts and flow charts. I can collaborate on work more easily in Lucidchart since the learning curve isn't as high and the subscription is less expensive. Adobe Illustrator is unmatched for power and flexibility. I can create anything in Illustrator and have full control of color, curves, and other vector details.
If you need to diagram something but don't want to invest time and money into Adobe Illustrator or Auto CAD, Lucidchart is the best app of its kind. If you use a Macintosh, this is definitely your best option. Team members who are tech-savvy and confident can quickly get up to speed with Lucidchart. It is a fast way to share diagrams and integrate with sharing platforms like Google and Slack. Lucidcharts doesn't replace CAD programs that do data modeling for manufacturing or construction.